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Wings Varsity 2010-2011 GC News November 12, 2010 Article
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Varsity Ice Hockey Opens Season With Two Victories
The Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey team opened the season with back to back victories. The team returns 12 players from last yearís squad that came within a goal of the Nassau County championship.

Offensively, the team is led by Captain Albert Markopoulos who posted 42 points last season. Wingers PJ Volz and Chris Arena will join Albert on the first line. Returning linemates Billy Barbaro, Bill Tranfaglia and John Wein move up as the second line after a strong finish last season. Rounding out the forwards are veterans Tom Martis & Matt Cotter, along with new comers John White & Chris White.

Defensively, the Wings are led by Elias Georges. Elias finished last season with a plus/minus rating of +9, best among the defensemen. Defensive minded Sam Bartels and Rob Tomao anchor the defensive zone for the Wings. They will be joined by first year players Tim Barbaro and Shawn Post.

Last seasonís MVP, David Wax, returns in goal for his fourth season with the team.

The season began with a 7-1 victory over Bethpage HS. Goaltender David Wax had 30 saves in the contest. The game featured strong debuts for both Tim Barbaro and Shawn Post. Elias George led the team with 8 shots on goal and finished the night with a goal & three assists. Chris Arena collected two goals with linemates Albert Markopoulos and PJ Volz both scoring once. John Wein and John White also tallied goals for the Wings.

On November 7th, the team skated to a 7-4 victory over East Williston HS. Offensively, the Wings were led by Albert Markopoulos who scored 4 goals on 12 shots. Other goal scorers were PJ Volz (1G 1A), John White (1G, 3A) and Rob Tomao (1G, 2A). Elias Georges and Tim Barbaro each registered an assist during the game. Bill Barbaro had another strong game at both ends of the rink and has totaled 7 shots on net in the first two games. Goaltender David Wax registered 27 saves in the victory.

Behind the bench, Head Coach Rich Peck returns for his fifth season. Assistant coaches are Wings Alumnus Brian Johnston (2007) and first year coach Joe Pyeron.

The teamís next game is Tuesday, 11/16 @7:30pm at the Bethpage rink against Levittown HS. Please visit the teamís website for the full game schedule.

Varsity Ice Hockey 2010 Roster
# Name Position Grade
87 Chris Arena F 10
81 Bill Barbaro F 11
17 Tim Barbaro D 9
20 Sam Bartels D 12
13 Matt Cotter F 11
19 Elias Georges D 11
11 Albert Markopoulos F 11
22 Tom Martis F 12
27 Shawn Post D 9
10 Robert Tomao D 11
51 Bill Tranfaglia F 10
28 P.J. Volz F 10
1 David Wax G 12
23 John Wein F 11
9 Chris White F 8
77 John White F 9

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